Sara Ridenour


“The spaces we occupy influence our attitude and mood. By prioritizing openness, clear wayfinding, and transparency, architects and designers can create spaces that reduce stress and promote a healthier community.”

Sara Ridenour cares deeply about community. Since her start at Ballinger in 2006, she has used that passion to propel projects that help clients like NewYork-Presbyterian and the University of Maryland create innovative communities of care. Her ability to navigate complexity has helped her orchestrate multi-disciplinary teams for initiatives that focus on patient experience, equity, and environmental stewardship. An active member of Ballinger’s community engagement efforts, Sara is committed to putting her signature on spaces that provide modern solutions, future flexibility, and promote wellness for all.

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Rice University,
Master of Architecture

Ball State University,
Bachelor of Architecture



Years at Ballinger


Exterior of Grand View Hospital at dusk

Grand View Hospital Opens New Pavilion

June 01, 2023

Rendering of exterior of Inova Alexandria Hospital

Design Plans for Inova Alexandria Hospital at Landmark Officially Released

December 13, 2022

Portrait of Sara

Sara Ridenour Promoted to Principal

February 10, 2022

Architectural rendering of the lobby of Grand View Health

Grand View Health Expansion Tops Out

October 18, 2021

Welcome Addition

August 06, 2021

Cohen Hospital Shortlisted for Interior Design Best of Year Award

December 22, 2020

Judging a Book by Its Cover

November 02, 2020

NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns Opens

August 03, 2020

Maternity Center Offers Privacy and Distancing to All

July 31, 2020

Patient-Centric Design

July 17, 2020

Accelerating Change through Evidence-Based Design

June 25, 2020

DHK Center Wins BD+C Building Team Award

May 20, 2020

David H. Koch Center Achieves LEED Gold

March 04, 2020

Spark Mentorship Match Day

February 13, 2020

NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center Wins Award of Merit

November 03, 2019

Grand View Health Announces Expansion Plans

September 26, 2019

Trauma Informed Design Solutions for Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services

July 02, 2019

NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center Wins European Healthcare Design Awards

June 21, 2019

NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center Receives Top Award

June 17, 2019

European Healthcare Design Awards Recognize NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center

June 01, 2019

NewYork-Presbyterian’s Imaging and Surgical Suite Provides First-of-its-Kind Clinical Care

May 31, 2019

NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center featured on ArchDaily

April 17, 2019

Partnership with Spark Recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal

April 04, 2019

NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Center Cover Story in Healthcare Design

March 05, 2019

NewYork-Presbyterian Sets the Bar for Contemporary Hospital Design

September 21, 2018

NewYork-Presbyterian’s David H. Koch Center Featured in Metropolis

September 13, 2018

DHK@NYP interior

NYP’s David H. Koch Center named Best Healthcare Project of 2018 by ENR

August 14, 2018

NewYork-Presbyterian’s Operating Room of the Future featured in The Wall Street Journal

May 29, 2018

Cooper University Hospital Ballinger

Ballinger Projects Featured in Building Design + Construction

February 16, 2018

Academic Medical Centers - Ballinger

Ballinger Helps Academic Medical Centers Move Beyond State-of-the-Art to Anticipate the Road Ahead

October 06, 2015

LEED Gold - Ballinger

UMMC Shock Trauma Achieves LEED Gold

July 28, 2015